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  • Maybe May
    1. Work on the 20th Anniversary Band video – thought about it again…14 days till the concert!!!
    2. SLEEP – 10 hours
    3. Exercise – Do SOMETHING Physical every day!!! – yes, I did!

    Food
    2:00: BAS: 3 hard boiled eggs, red pepper, onion, avocado, tomato, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil
    3:30: a vodka cooler (I thought it was too sweet)
    5:00: 2 glasses of white wine
    6:00: Rump roast beef, asparagus, cauliflower, carrots, Chocolate Chia, coconut Heart and a Chocolate Coconut Oil Heart

    Avoid Poisons & Stupid Mistakes
    Off Plan Eating: I probably didn’t need the cooler

    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
    I didn’t do “formal” exercises, BUT I shoveled soil into a wheelbarrow and filled in a couple holes in my garden, I used the weed wacker, used the push mower, and wandered the ditches in search of asparagus

    Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
    Bed last night at 11:30, up at 9:30 this morning.
    It was raining this morning.
    I watched “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” I like Jimmy Stewart.
    And then “Waking Up In Reno” I don’t really like Billy Bob Thornton, but I think my opinion was tainted by this interview:



    After my movies, the sun was shining. I did some yard work. I filled in some huge Papillon holes in my garden. This involved digging and filling the wheelbarrow out by the barn, wheeling it up to the house and then filling the holes up at the house. Then I cut the grass in the Butterfly pen, and used the weed wacker – which I didn’t like – it splattered juicy plant parts up into my face I had a vodka cooler after while I was watching my Farmer and my two sons get the large lawn mower and tractor unstuck from the overgrown dirtbike track…I really should have filmed it

    I noticed while I was drinking my cooler that when I held my arm up at a 45 degree angle, my hand (with the cooler) trembled and shook. I couldn’t control it!

    After this, we sat outside and enjoyed a drink together. Then my Farmer and I hopped in the truck and went in search of wild asparagus. After a few false leads, we finally found a couple of patches (I have only once, in over 20 years, paid for asparagus! And that was last week. Only because I wanted to check out the business that University Son is applying to for a summer Co-op placement)

    Right now, I’m watching Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events with my daughter.

    It's a long weekend here. Queen Victoria's Birthday.
    My Farmer got a sun burn today.
    I didn't.
    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
    "Moderation sucks." Suse
    "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
    "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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    • I can't imagine being able to go out and forage wild asparagus!! I am soooo jealous. I remember as a kid in England being able to forage food like mushrooms and blackberries, but here in Perth it's pretty slim pickins! It's pretty much impossible to grow anything in your own garden, let alone find food in the wild.

      I'm making coconut oil/chocolate hearts today, cept mine will be cubes as I don't possess a pretty heart shaped ice-cube tray.
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      • I think I'd be too scared to forage for wild foods in case they were poisonous. Sometimes I see mushrooms growing in the garden (or on the lawn) and I just get rid of them in case the dogs eat them and get sick.

        Good work on the yard work. exercise (formal) is totally overrated.

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        • i'm going to need to check out the satz group from home, as it comes under a blacklist at work unfortunately. .

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          • Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
            I can't imagine being able to go out and forage wild asparagus!! I am soooo jealous. I remember as a kid in England being able to forage food like mushrooms and blackberries, but here in Perth it's pretty slim pickins! It's pretty much impossible to grow anything in your own garden, let alone find food in the wild.
            Well, it's more like "growing in the road ditches" than really wild
            (kinda a Southern Ontario joke) We "guard" our "wild" asparagus patches and keep them secret.
            We searched two ditches where we'd heard someone talking about a patch, no luck. Then as we were driving along I saw some tall, overgrown asparagus from the truck and we backed up. As I was harvesting them the land owner (our neighbour) pulled up beside us we smiled and showed him the two spears and he didn't even know the patch was there! He didn't care, he has some in his garden.
            (But what fun is growing your own asperagus?)

            The other patches we found were on the 100 acre farm we bought last year. We don't live there, we live on another farm.

            Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
            I'm making coconut oil/chocolate hearts today, cept mine will be cubes as I don't possess a pretty heart shaped ice-cube tray.
            Awww, well, just so you know, it's the heart shape that makes them taste so good
            "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
            "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
            "Moderation sucks." Suse
            "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
            "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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            • Originally posted by Suse View Post
              I think I'd be too scared to forage for wild foods in case they were poisonous. Sometimes I see mushrooms growing in the garden (or on the lawn) and I just get rid of them in case the dogs eat them and get sick.
              The asparagus is "wild" because it is old forgotten patches
              But we also eat wild morels (weird looking mushrooms) and sometimes we eat puffballs (really big wild mushrooms)

              Originally posted by Suse View Post
              Good work on the yard work. exercise (formal) is totally overrated.
              Sometimes I think so too.

              I also find myself feeling guilty if I go for a walk/run or do exercises instead of housework...I tell myself that if I have the energy to exercise, then I should have the energy to clean...and I end up doing neither...
              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
              "Moderation sucks." Suse
              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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              • Originally posted by Suse View Post
                i'm going to need to check out the satz group from home, as it comes under a blacklist at work unfortunately. .
                That's too bad, but please check it out when you get home!
                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                • yes, dont worry I will. I need to do work on my furbabies. I want us all to live in a harmonious household!!!

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                  • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                    Awww, well, just so you know, it's the heart shape that makes them taste so good
                    Well, then yours must be heavenly because, dayam these are good!!

                    I like how it stretches your chocolate out and makes you ration it, because it's hard to eat too many of the cubes/hearts (that being said, I ate 4 yesterday ). I'm looking forward to experimenting with different things such as adding shredded coconut or chopped nuts or maybe even the protein powder idea for an extra nutritional punch. Thanks again!
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                    • Originally posted by Suse View Post
                      yes, dont worry I will. I need to do work on my furbabies. I want us all to live in a harmonious household!!!
                      PK can help that happen.

                      Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                      Well, then yours must be heavenly because, dayam these are good!!


                      Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                      I like how it stretches your chocolate out and makes you ration it, because it's hard to eat too many of the cubes/hearts (that being said, I ate 4 yesterday ). I'm looking forward to experimenting with different things such as adding shredded coconut or chopped nuts or maybe even the protein powder idea for an extra nutritional punch. Thanks again!
                      Yup.
                      I'm gonna keep experimenting too.
                      No problem.

                      I made the Protein Powder/Creamed Coconut thing yesterday. I just mixed it up and let it set in a container. No cute little hearts.
                      They are good. Not OMG! Chocolate and Coconut good, but edible (and portable)
                      Maybe it's because they are not in cute little hearts????
                      "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                      "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                      "Moderation sucks." Suse
                      "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                      "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                      • Victoria Day
                        Monday
                        Maybe May

                        1. Work on the 20th Anniversary Band video – thought about it again…
                        2. SLEEP – Lots!
                        3. Exercise – Do SOMETHING Physical every day!!! – um…a short walk

                        Food
                        11:30: Protein Shake with coconut milk and berries
                        12:30: 2 egg frittata with red pepper and mushrooms
                        2:30 2 gummy worms
                        5:00: couple glasses of white
                        6:00: Spaghetti meat sauce with onions, red pepper and mushrooms. Chai. 2 Coconut Protein squares

                        Avoid Poisons & Stupid Mistakes

                        Off Plan Eating: the gummy worms…somehow I have to make myself NOT nibble on them when I go to the booth!!! A bad habit and they are SO accessible…

                        BUT I said NO to an ice cream. I told my mom how I felt after the last one. And well, it couldn’t have POSSIBLY been the ice cream. What did I eat earlier? Chicken. Well that was it, I had mild food poisoning! (never mind that no one else in my family felt bad) It couldn't possibly be the ice cream!

                        We almost got into the "Don't you drink milk?" conversation, but I dodged that bullet.

                        I said I’d try it again another day, but I had too much to do and I didn’t want to risk it.

                        Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
                        My Daughter went for a short, ½ hour walk…

                        Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
                        Bedtime was late…midnight? And I got up around 9:30 or 10…
                        I did some house stuff, laundry, dishes,…I got my summer clothes out and I put away some winter stuff.

                        After lunch my daughter and I went to interview first my dad, (at the booth) he was a baby during the war. And then my Father in Law, (at the farm) he turned 18 during the war. Seems my daughter had a big history project due the next day…imagine that...

                        Her topic: How World War II affected our county.

                        We interrupt this journal for a brief history lesson
                        (Some of this I knew already, some I didn’t)

                        During the war, if you wanted a new car, you had to put your name on a list and wait until a car became available. You had no choice, if you wanted a car you took what was available. (This happened to my FIL’s dad.)

                        My FIL was 18 and still in high school when he received a registered letter telling him to report to the Woolsey Barracks in London. It was his first train ride. He had to take one train into St Thomas and then another into London. Where he stayed for 2 days. (London takes me maybe 45 minutes to drive to today) He took the M test (aptitude test) and passed, but he was exempt because there was a “law” that allowed one man to stay home for every 100 acres that they owned and worked. My FIL was an only child.

                        There was a “Bombing and Gunnery” school about 20 minutes away from our town. 6000 men from all over (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England) graduated from it. They had bombing practice targets (one was located 10 minutes from here). My Father in Law used to go watch the planes fly for entertainment.

                        Low risk German prisoners of war were sent to the Bombing and Gunnery school. Farmers could apply for a prisoner to work on their farm. At first the prisoners had to wear a uniform with a big red circle on their back (like a target) and they were guarded. Later they had more freedom. Both my Grandfather and my FIL’s Dad had PoWs work for them.

                        In 1944 my FIL had a German PoW come work and live on his farm, in the house with them. He was a merchant marine and considered low risk. He was a good worker, but he knew limited English. The POWs would get together some evenings in the kitchen and drink “coffee that was thick like soup” and talk German. When the truck came to pick up my FIL’s PoW to return to Germany, the PoW cried. He sent my FIL a letter from Germany (It was written in German, they had to get someone translate it) His home was destroyed.

                        The German PoWs made ships in bottles in their “spare time”.
                        Both my Dad and my FIL have bottles that were made for their parents!
                        My Dad’s bottle has my grandmother’s name on the bow.
                        This is my Dad’s:


                        This is my FIL’s:


                        /of history lesson and back to the journal.

                        After we talked to the “Grandpas” we drove to the location of the Bombing and Gunnery school. It is now a Conservation Area. We walked around and took a few photos of the “ruins”


                        This was the gate house.

                        After dinner my Daughter had to use my computer. I got stuck with her netbook.
                        I used it for a few MDA comments, but not my update.
                        I'm spoiled, iLove my macbook pro...
                        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                        "Moderation sucks." Suse
                        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                        • very interesting history lesson!

                          Only 2 gummy worms, I still think this is pretty good considering!

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                          • Originally posted by Suse View Post
                            very interesting history lesson!

                            Only 2 gummy worms, I still think this is pretty good considering!
                            Thank you.
                            I think so too!!!
                            "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                            "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                            "Moderation sucks." Suse
                            "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                            "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                            • Maybe May
                              1. Work on the 20th Anniversary Band video – nope – 12 days…
                              2. SLEEP – Tons!
                              3. Exercise – Do SOMETHING Physical every day!!! – 1 ½ hour walk!

                              Food
                              1:30: Protein Shake, 2 protein/coconut squares, a thick slice of left over roast beef, a slice of bacon
                              5:00: a slice of bacon
                              6:00: Fried pork chop, zucchini and asparagus. Coconut heart.
                              8:30: Chai. A small salad.

                              Avoid Poisons & Stupid Mistakes
                              I think I’ve figured out a substitute for the glass of wine I like to have while making supper.
                              I had a couple wine glasses of Pink Grapefruit Perrier:



                              It helped with the "mouth feel" I wanted...and it has 0...everything

                              Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
                              I took the Butterfly Girls for a walk while my daughter had her soccer practice. 1 ½ hours.
                              We used the walk to help Josie realize that it was OK to walk past people. That no one would touch her. She did a great job staying Easy!

                              Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain

                              Bed last night about midnight, up at 6:45 to drive my daughter to school for band practice. My stomach felt “funny” so I went back to bed and fell asleep. I woke up at 10:00!

                              MDA reading,

                              Laundry – don’t you hate it when you start a load and walk away, leaving the lid up, to get some more clothes, and then you get distracted and forget and don't come back, until about a half hour later and the machine has tried to run with the lid up…so it’s filled and emptied, but not twisted or spun out Especially when your water comes from a well…I hate it when that happens…

                              Groceries, supper, took the Butterfly Girls out for a 1 ½ hour walk while my daughter was at soccer practice. We need more practice walking together. Leads crisscrossing, Lily pulling and “marking” everything, Josie worried about anyone coming close (BUT she didn’t react! She didn’t growl or bark or lunge at anyone! I coached her past the “scary” kids)

                              I watched the Glee! season finale with my daughter.
                              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                              "Moderation sucks." Suse
                              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                              • DON'T
                                PANIC










                                It's Towel Day
                                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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